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 +The '''Sun Dance''' is a ceremony practiced by some [[Indigenous Peoples of North America]] and [[First Nations|Canada]], primarily those of the [[Plains Indians|plains cultures]]. After contact with European colonists, and with the formation of [[Canada]] and [[United States]], both countries created laws banning ceremonies and even outlawed Indigenous people from speaking their native languages. Those that continued to practice their culture were imprisoned or even killed for doing so. As a result and in order to preserve Indigenous culture for future generations most ceremonies went underground and were practiced in secret.
-'''''Circle of the Sun''''' is a 1960 short [[documentary film]] on [[Kainai Nation]], or Blood Tribe, of [[Southern Alberta]], which captured their [[Sun Dance]] ritual on film for the first time. Tribal leaders, who worried the traditional ceremony might be dying out, had permitted filming as a visual record. 
-The film was directed by [[Colin Low (filmmaker)|Colin Low]], who was from the area. Low's father had been a foreman of the Cochrane Church Ranch in the area, southern Alberta and had known many Blood Tribe people since childhood. Colin Low had first witnessed the Sun Dance in 1953, the year he shot ''[[Corral (film)|Corral]]''. Footage of the Sun Dance was shot in 1956 and 1957, with the film completed in 1959. The film also included modern aspects of Blood Tribe life by shooting on an oil well on the reserve.+==See also==
 +* [[Great Race (Native American legend)]]
 +* [[Cultural appropriation]]
 +* [[Firekeeper]]
 +* [[Medicine Man]]
 +* [[Plastic shamans]]
 +* [[Sweat lodge]]
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The Sun Dance is a ceremony practiced by some Indigenous Peoples of North America and Canada, primarily those of the plains cultures. After contact with European colonists, and with the formation of Canada and United States, both countries created laws banning ceremonies and even outlawed Indigenous people from speaking their native languages. Those that continued to practice their culture were imprisoned or even killed for doing so. As a result and in order to preserve Indigenous culture for future generations most ceremonies went underground and were practiced in secret.


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